Here is the reality: the family is now, has been, and will always be a focal point for spiritual warfare. If the enemy can breakdown the family its triumphs; “Every kingdom divided against itself is laid waste, and no city or house divided against itself will stand” (Matthew 12:25 NRSV). If those that oppose God can breakdown the family, confuse genders, and make parents feel as if they do not love their children because they believe in God’s order, civilization will crumble. Look at the fall of Ancient Rome and Greece. Their fundamental family structures were in shambles. We now see (and have seen for the past 50 years) this same ideology of subjective truth without condemnation slowly chip away at the fabric of our families, here in America (and across the globe).
Beware of celebrities championing this as heroic or loving. This is not loving at all but tantamount to child abuse. These such cases showcase how “Hollywood” and the media manipulate society’s view on what is right and wrong and what is loving and what is bigotry. This is so much more dangerous than most people realize. This is society choosing the wants and desires of “man” over the natural order of God. It is man-centered worship; elevating what we want over what God decrees. Endorsing these situations, as Ellen did, is a dangerous and very serious path that civilization seems to be headed toward with little, to no, rebuttal from the Church. In some instances, the Church is heralding this as loving or gracious.
Paul warns us of this in Romans:
“So they are without excuse; for though they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him, but they became futile in their thinking, and their senseless minds were darkened. Claiming to be wise, they became fools; and they exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling a mortal human being or birds or four-footed animals or reptiles” (Romans 1:20-23 ESV).
We (the Christian Community) must fight against these ideas and (subjective) truths before we find ourselves persecuted for not allowing our children to run free, unchallenged, and unafraid of the wrath of God.